Being responsible

Posted Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Regarding Kyev Tatum's Friday column, "Confronting the ongoing plight of African-American children in U.S.": It's my responsibility to produce "better outcomes" for African-American students? What is the responsibility of those students for better outcomes?

Check out the students who are children of Asian parents who did not even speak English when they came to this country. Those children became, in many cases, the valedictorians and salutatorians of their high schools. They are the products of families that placed a high value on education.

If more families did that, we would see improvement in outcomes for everyone.

-- J.E. Cook, Trophy Club

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